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Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

One of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron-Age settlement in northern Scotland

Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

A noted icon of Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage, the broch is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of a later prehistoric (Iron-Age) settlement that is unique to northern Scotland. homepage
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  • The location – strikingly positioned beside Eynhallow Sound with views across to the island of Rousay.
  • The completeness – the best-preserved broch village in Scotland. Meandering through the remains, the visitor can picture Orcadian life as lived over 2,000 years ago.
  • The Iron-Age artefacts –displayed on-site in the visitor centre.
Green Tourism Award - Gold


Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW17 2NH

Opening arrangements

Summer only
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

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7 October 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Bolts and Bodkins

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